Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss

Generally, crackers with more than 85 decibels (dB) can lead to hearing loss. If our ear is exposed to loudness level exceeding 80 dB over more than 8 hours continuously, it can lead to a temporary threshold shift. However, even one time exposure to sound exceeding 100 dB can lead to a permanent damage to the auditory system

Crackers over 85 decibels can lead to hearing lossIt’s time for celebrating Diwali with beautiful lights and crackers around. It will be helpful to know more about the adverse effects of crackers on the ears during this Diwali. It is important to know this, because our ears are too sensitive to loud sound exposure. The hair cells in the inner ear tend to […]

Mumbai surgeon’s 2-minute video receives appreciation at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival

Mumbai surgeon Dr Dilip Nadkarni’s two-minute satirical video for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan highlights how people in India take pride in spitting at public places, which in turn spreads infectious & viral diseases

Mumbai surgeon’s 2-minute video receives appreciation at Swachh Bharat Short Film FestivalMumbai surgeon Dr Dilip Nadkarni’s two-minute satirical video depicting the callousness with which people in India take pride in spitting at public places has received appreciation from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The video was played at National Film Development Corporation’s Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival, which was held recently in Delhi. Nadkarni created the […]

Here’s your guide to enjoying winters sans cold, cough or fever

In low temperatures immunity decreases, however proper care, diet and precautions can help you stay healthy

Here’s your guide to enjoying winters sans cold, cough or feverWhile sipping a warm cup of coffee summarises how most people like to spend their time in winter, it is also marked by a number of health problems. However, most of these conditions can be dealt with proper care, diet and precaution. In low temperatures, immunity decreases, making us vulnerable to health problems. Cold, cough, […]

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the world

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the worldWith the aim to raise global awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) observes October 20 as World Osteoporosis Day. The year-long campaign focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the bone disease. The word ‘osteoporosis’ literally means ‘porous bones’. ‘Osteo’ is for bones and ‘porosis’ means porous, thus it describes this condition as […]